TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Certificate III in Individual Support - CHC33021

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Identify and report abuse
  • Work with diverse people
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • Prepare meals
  • Support community participation and social inclusion
  • Work in an alcohol and other drugs context
  • Work with people with mental health issues
  • Work effectively in aged care
  • Facilitate independent travel
  • Recognise and respond to oral health issues
  • Work effectively in disability support
  • Assist with communication using augmentative and alternative communication methods
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Support people with autism spectrum disorder
  • Provide support to people living with dementia
  • Provide food service
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • Support group activities
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • Assist clients with medication
  • Provide First Aid
  • Support relationships with carer and family
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Provide loss and grief support
  • Provide individualised support
  • Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Support positive mealtime experiences
  • Visit client residence
  • Recognise and report risk of falls

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Adelaide City International: $11,290 No

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